My Favorite Tree

This tree is my favorite in the world. In 2002 I attended a Hog Island Youth Ecology Camp for 10 days. Towards the end of our camp, the instructors asked us to go for a walk along the east shore trail, find a place where we could sit quietly, and then journal our thoughts about …

Cambodia – Elephant Valley Project

Volunteering was a big consideration while I was preparing for my six-week Southeast Asia adventure. After all, I was taking the trip to recharge from feeling professionally stagnant and personally over-committed. So I asked colleagues in conservation for their recommendations on environmental nonprofits or wildlife sanctuaries that would be worth visiting or supporting. I also …

Field Notes in Maine: Seabird Biology & Conservation Entry 2

Our campers left this morning, ending their time on Hog Island as part of National Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program. It was a week packed with activities, workshops and lectures, and one that reminded us that when you’re working in the field, the weather always plays an unpredictable role. The Seabird Biology and Conservation Camp is …